Heartbreak and Determination

June 2, 2020

Our Statement Following the Death of George Floyd

Just over one week ago, we witnessed how the intersection of two lives has changed the priorities for not only the state, not only the nation, but individuals around the globe.

Rice County Area United Way joins Minnesota and the world in mourning the horrifying death of George Floyd. Racism and persistent inequities have no place in our society — they undermine the human rights, opportunities, and dignity that Americans hold dear. We ask people of all backgrounds and identities to join together in calling for justice for George Floyd and for real reforms that will help prevent such tragedies from ever happening again.

Rice County Area United Way envisions and supports a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their income, race, or address. We can only achieve this vision if we all, together, strive toward equity and denounce racism and violence.